Depth Chart Vs. State

Alabama dressed the Southeastern Conference limit of 70 players for a league road game against Mississippi State, and a season-high 60 saw action for the Tide. There were a handful of new faces in the line-up, some expected, some surprises.

Junior Danny Martz got the first start of his career at right guard as Dennis Alexander missed the game with a turned ankle. Also as expected, Atlas Herrion started at left tackle in place of Wesley Britt, who is out for the year with a broken leg. Both went the distance for Alabama.

There were also some new faces on special teams with Alex Fox holding on placekicks and 5-4 Brandon Brooks taking over punt return duty. (Brooks was also deep on State's only kickoff, but the kick was deep into the end zone and not returned.)

Two other Tide players saw action for the first time this season, including Bryan Kilpatrick on special teams and Jonathan Brunson at defensive end.

Back-up quarterback Spencer Pennington played for the first time since suffering a shoulder injury at Georgia on October 4.

Sometimes players are used at more than one position, such as Tim Castille starting the game at fullback but also seeing some playing time at tailback. Those players are listed only at primary positions.

Bama used 25 on offense, 26 on defense, and 9 just on special teams. Here are those who played with starters listed first. The number in parenthesis is the number of plays. If there are two numbers, the second is the number of plays on special teams.

OFFENSE

Split End-Dre Fulgham (40), Zach Fletcher (15), Lance Taylor (22-16), Brandon Brooks (3-7)

Left Tackle-Atlas Herrion (66-7)

Left Guard-Justin Smiley (66-7)

Center-J.B. Closner (38), Matt Lomax (28)

Right Guard-Danny Martz (66-7)

Right Tackle-Evan Mathis (66-7)

Tight End-David Cavan (32-5), Donald Clarke (24-7), Greg McLain (17-11)

Quarterback-Brodie Croyle (53), Spencer Pennington (13)

Halfback-Shaud Williams (38-1), Ray Hudson (19), Kenneth Darby (2)

Fullback-Tim Castille (37-8), Le'Ron McClain (22-8), Josh Smith (3-2), Matt Miller (2-1)

Flanker-Triandos Luke (24), Tyrone Prothro (21-1), Brandon Greer (10)

DEFENSE

Left End-Mark Anderson (25-4), Nautyn McKay-Loescher (25), Chris Harris (7-1), J.P. Adams (5)

Left Tackle-Anthony Bryant (21), Dominic Lee (18), Kyle Tatum (10-1)

Right Tackle-Jeremy Clark (24-1), Ahmad Childress (12), Taylor Britt (10)

Right End-Antwan Odom (32), Leslie Williams (2), Jonathan Brunson (9)

Strongside Linebacker-Derrick Pope (43-1)

Middle Linebacker-Freddie Roach (32-4), Juke King (10-8)

Weakside Linebacker-DeMeco Ryans (42-4), Terrence Jones (10-14)

Left Cornerback-Charlie Peprah (45-8), Ramzee Robinson (18-12)

Right Cornerback-Anthony Madison (43-7), Roberto McBride (7-10)

Strong Safety-Roman Harper (39-10), Carlos Andrews (22-16)

Safety-Charles Jones (28-6), Chris James (11-14)

SPECIAL TEAMS

Punter-Bo Freelend (3)

Kickoff-Kyle Robinson (7)

Placekicker-Brian Bostick (7, 2 FG, 5 PAT)

Snapper-Nick Ridings (10, 3 Punt, 2 FG, 5 PAT)

Holder-Alex Fox (7, 2 FG, 5 PAT)

Coverage and Returns: Thurman Ward (9),Nic Luke (1), David Scott (14), Bryan Kilpatrick (1)


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